Career/Job Opportunities

Opportunities posted with the Career Development Office are advertisements received from employers and job search sites. No guarantee of employment is stated or implied. Please call Tracy Engstrom, Coordinator, at 309.341.5246 with questions.


Payroll & Bookkeeping Specialist - Galesburg, IL (11/6/17)
Local CPA firm is accepting applications for a full-time or part-time Payroll and Bookkeeping Specialist located in Galesburg, IL. This position requires bookkeeping and payroll processing experience (1 to 3 years).  Will also consider prior accounting courses taken as experience.

The ideal candidate is as follows:

  • 1-3 years QuickBooks/Accounting/payroll experience
  • Prepare weekly/monthly payroll
  • Prepare W-2’s & 1099’s
  • Provide QuickBooks accounting for select clients
  • Ability to communicate well with clients on accounting issues
  • Computer skills are a must
  • Self-motivated, team player who can multi-task
  • Proficient written and verbal communication
Highly competitive entry level hourly rate is determined by the level of experience. Benefits including, but not limited to: health insurance, holiday pay, and 401(k) may be available. EEO.

If you think you could be an asset to our firm, please send cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Laura Booth at  

Teller - Monmouth, IL (11/6/17)
Wells Fargo in Monmouth, IL seeks to hire a teller. 

Required Qualifications

  • 1+ year of experience interacting with people or customers

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to navigate multiple computer systems, applications, and utilize search tools to find information
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills
  • Cash handling experience
  • Customer service focus with the ability to stay positive in interactions with customers and team members
  • Experience offering products and services
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication skills including speaking clearly, succinctly, and accurately while using a pleasant tone and common conversational courtesies
  • Ability to meet or exceed performance objectives

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Multilingual speakers are encouraged to apply

Job Expectations

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays as needed or scheduled
Apply online at

Payroll Clerk I - Macomb, IL (10/30/17)
Macomb Intermediate School District seeks to fill the position of Payroll Clerk I. $32,336 - $36,336 a year


  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or related field, preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience processing payroll of 300+ employees, preferred.
  • Knowledge of payroll taxes, IRS and State of Michigan payroll laws, MPSERS, and related regulations.
  • Experience with the Macomb Intermediate School District’s core business systems software, preferred.
  • Highly proficient in the application and navigation of personal computers using Windows operating system with focus in Excel.
  • Proficient in the use of 10-key calculator and keypad.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent math, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to deal with highly confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in making decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Flexibility and organizational skills to handle multiple and competing assignments which may extend beyond the regular work day.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other employees in a team setting.
  • Ability to maintain a strong attendance record.
For a more detailed job description and to apply, visit Applications will be accepted online until the position is filled.
Admin & Clerical

Full-Time Office Manager - Monmouth, IL (11/7/17)
Monmouth Feed Company is hiring a full time office manager. Interested applicants can call 309-734-7122 for more information.

Clerical Assistant - Galesburg, IL (11/6/17)
KCCDD is hiring a clerical assistant. 

Job Description
Ability to operate office machines, i.e., copier, fax, computer - proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Previous experience helpful. Good communication skills, customer services skills, and ability to handle a busy office necessary. High school diploma or GED required. 

Position is Monday - Friday, daytime hours. Excellent benefits including a minimum of 15 paid holidays, including a week off at Christmas, vacation, sick time, personal time, insurance - life, health, and disability.
Apply in person at:
2015 Windish Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401
or online at, or e-mail resume to EOE. 

Part-Time Receptionist - Galesburg, IL (11/1/17
Yemm Automotive is seeking to hire a part-time receptionist. Interested applicants can fill out an online application by visting



Smithfield Foods - Monmouth, IL (11/13/17)
Smithfield Foods is hiring for the following positions:

  • Production General (MON)
  • Plant Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Operations Intern (Summer 18)
  • Quality Assurance Technologist

Apply Online:


Part-Time Driver - Galesburg, IL (11/1/17)
Yemm Automotive is seeking to hire a part-time driver. Looking for drivers to make day trips (local or up to 300 miles) to pick up vehicles purchased at auctions, dealer trades, ect.

This is a part-time, hourly position. One may make anywhere from 2 trips to 10 trips per month.

  • Responsibilities and Duties - Clean driving record and responsible and reliable
  • Qualifications and Skills - valid driver's license required
  • Benefits - discounts on vehicles
  • Required license or certification - driver's License

Interested applicants can fill out an online application by visting

Seasonal Personal Vehicle Package Driver - Galesburg, IL (10/23/17)
UPS is hiring a seasonal personal vehicle package driver. Candidates must have a personal vehicle that meets UPS standards. Personal Vehicle Drivers must have proof of a registered vehicle for use, minimum state required auto insurance, and must be 21 years of age or older. Trucks cannot be over 10,000 pounds and must have a covered and secured bed. Vehicles cannot have low rider suspensions, oversized rims, aftermarket blacked out windows, other company’s logos or markings, and must be free of bumper stickers, political stickers, offensive markings etc.

For a detailed job description and to apply for the job, visit



Carl Sandburg College Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/13/17)
Carl Sandburg College seeks applicants for the following positions:

  • CFO/Treasurer
  • Coordinator of Medical Assistant Program
  • Dean of Career and Corporate Development
  • Administrative Assistant, Upward Bound Math and Science Project (3/4 Time)
  • Upward Bound Math Science Advisor
  • Upward Bound Project Advisor

For detailed job descriptions and to apply for a position, visit Click on About, Employment and Human Resources. 

Assistant Teacher - Galesburg, IL (10/30/17)
Learning Connections of Galesburg is hiring a full-time assistant teacher. Candidates must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Some Early Childhood classes are preferred. Candidates must be a team player, dependable, and have a passion for working with children. This position requires individuals to assist the lead teacher in facilitating classroom management and structure. Apply online at Keywords Learning Connections, Location Galesburg, IL.


Health Care

Dental Hygienist - Quincy, IL (11/16/17)
Well established dental office seeking outgoing and energetic individual to join our dental team. Competitive salary and benefits package.  Full time position available.  

Mail or drop off resume to:
Louis Quintero DDS
2002 Maine
Quincy, IL 62301

Part-Time Homecare Aide - Galesburg, IL (10/30/17)
Community Care Systems Inc. seeks to hire a part-time homecare aide.  $10 an hour 

Job Summary

1. A High School diploma or general education diploma, or

2. One year of Homecare Aide/Chore-housekeeping direct service staff work experience in the Community Care Program

3. Must be at least 18 years of age

4. Basic knowledge of home management skills

5. Reliable Transportation and current driver's license with insurance

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Service Coordinator and/or Field Supervisor, the Homecare Aide assists participants with and performs activities of daily living. A Homecare Aide maintains, strengthens, and safeguards the functioning of individuals in their own homes when no responsible and capable person is available for this purpose, in accordance with the authorized plan of care.

Functions: Follows participants' written plan of care which may include, but is not limited to, performing housekeeping chores which include but are not limited to: dusting, vacuuming/mopping floors, stripping/making beds, cleaning of kitchen and bathroom. Performs or assists with personal care including light assist with bathing, meal preparation, laundry, escorting/transporting participant for essential errands and shopping for groceries or personal items.Adhere to proper body mechanics and ability to lift, move, or transport items up to the company 25lbs weight limit guidelines.Attends orientation, pre-service, and quarterly in-service training.

You can apply online at or call (309) 353-2110 for more details.


LPNs and RNs - Galesburg, IL (10/18/17)
DD Homes is looking for LPNs and RNs to care for adults with intellectual disabilities in their beautiful homes. If you are a new grad or have previous nursing experience, and are looking for a rewarding career apply today. This is a unique opportunity to care for well individuals that will change your life for the better.

Top 5 reasons to work for DD Homes:

  1. Consistent Case Load
  2. Appreciative Patients
  3. Smaller Staff/Individual Ratio
  4. No Uniform Requirements
  5. Free CEs

 Apply in person at 150 Walnut St., Galesburg or online at

CNAs - Galesburg, IL (10/12/17)
Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living in Galesburg is growing and expanding our team. We offer Competitive wages, Insurance, 401K (up to 5% company match), a tuition assistance program plus much much more.  

We are currently seeking full & part­ time CNA's for 2nd  & 3rd shifts and a part-time dietary aide position. Join a winning team. Apply in person @ Hawthorne Inn 2245 North Seminary in Galesburg or online @ Call (309) 343-5050 for more information.


Knox County Nursing Home Positions - Knoxville, IL (10/10/17)
Konx County Nursing Home is hiring for the following positions:

  • Part Time Licensed Practical Nurses- 1st shift: Hours-6am-2:30pm
  • Part Time Licensed Practical Nurses-2nd Shift: Hours-2:15 pm-10:30 pm
  • Part Time Licensed Practical Nurse-3rd shift: Hours-10:15pm-6:30am
  • Part Time Certified Nurse Aides
    • *1st shift: Hours-6am-2:30pm
    • *2nd shift: Hours: 2:15pm-10:30pm
    • *3rd shift: Hours: 10:15 pm-6:30am
  • Full Time Licensed Practical Nurse
    • *3rd Shift: Hours: 10:15pm-6:30am
  • Full Time Certified Nurse Aide
    • *2nd Shift: Hours: 2:15pm-10:30pm
    • *3rd Shift: Hours: 10:15pm-6:30am
  • Part Time Dietary Floats
  • Part Time Evening Cooks

Please go to under EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES to print out an application, and return to 800 N. Market St., Knoxville, IL 61448. 



Hotel Hospitality

Hotel Openings - Galesburg, IL (11/13/17)
Holiday Inn Express is hiring for the following positions:

  • Front Desk Agent
  • Housekeeper

Apply online at Click on Career Opportunities.

Human Services

Warren Achievement Postitions - Monmouth, IL (11/7/17)
Warren Achievement is hiring for the following positions:

  • Residential Assistant/Specialist, Full Time, Benefits, 2nd & 3rd shifts, some weekends included.  Will provide guidance and supervision to individuals with developmental disabilities in a group home setting. Duties include preparing meals, household chores, and encouraging residents to reach their potential! Part time openings, as well. Must be able to pass TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education).
  • Floor Supervisor, full time, benefits.  Will provide supervision, training, and instruction to individuals with developmental disabilities in order to meet production contracts.  One year experience in industry or with people with disabilities required.
Positions require a valid driver's license and high school diploma or equivalent.  Apply on-line at or get an application at 1220 E. 2nd Ave., Monmouth, IL 61462. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

On-Call Crisis Worker - Galesburg, IL (10/23/17)
Center for Youth and Family Solutions is hiring an on-call crisis worker for the Galesburg area. 

At The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, we pride ourselves in believing in the enduring strength, creativity, and perseverance of the human and community spirit. We feel very strongly about: 

  • Achieving solutions in collaboration with those that have been touched by trauma, grief and loss, abuse and neglect, and other significant life challenges
  • Acknowledging, embracing and utilizing the diversity of those we serve and serve with;
  • Treating everyone with dignity, compassion and respect 

If you feel equally strong about those sentiments, we encourage you to apply to be a YFCOS On-Call Crisis Intake Worker. This team member will provide On-Call trauma-informed response to families in crisis, utilize problem solving, develop crisis de-escalation and safety planning, create linkage and referrals and complete intake and assessment packets. 

Requirements include:  

  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass DCFS and criminal background check
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • On-call availability
  • Associates Degree or equivalent required. Highly preferred in social work or human service related field and relevant work experience
Apply online at Click on Careers. EOE.
Law Enforcement/Security/Firefighter

Security Officer - Galesburg, IL (10/24/17)
DSI Security is hiring a full-time security officer for the Galesburg area. As a Security Officer your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide general security duties to client, such as: crime prevention, crime reduction, and order maintenance by observing, documenting, and reporting activities.
  • Maintains visibility to ensure/deter unacceptable activities.
  • Comply with Client’s specific post instructions, which may include: the checking of employee badges, inspecting and logging information on trucks entering or leaving facilities, conducting walks of perimeters and or interior offices and doors.
  • Any other duties that may be required or assigned by management


  • Must not leave your post until your replacement has arrived.
  • Must understand and comply with all client regulations.
  • Must have a good understanding and follows DSI’s Code of Ethics and Employee Standard.
  • Must receive training and become familiar with general safety procedures, as well as DSI’s safety manual.
  • Must attend and continue to receive security officer training as required by Client or DSI’s training program.
  • Must maintain all licensing and certification requirements as required by state law.
  • Must keep uniforms clean and presentable at all times.

Assignments, shifts, days of the week, holidays, or weekends are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice and may be temporary or for extended periods. Salary reviews and increases are guided by client contracts therefore there is no specific review program established. DSI will strive to work with clients as reasonably possible to review their contract and seek increases.
Additional Info:

  • Must be 21+ years old.
  • High School education or GED.
  • Previous security or related experience preferred.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Must be capable of standing or walking for twelve hours with no limitations on “normal” bending, lifting, climbing stairs, or stooping.
  • Hours: Dependent on each individual client contract 

Additional Information / Benefits

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k Plan - With DSI match
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Training
  • Complimentary Uniforms
  • Superior Service Awards and Recognition
  • Officer of the Month and Year Awards
  • Flexible Hours
Apply online at Click on Employment, Apply here.

Full-Time Transportation Mechanic - Colchester, IL (11/17/17)
West Prairie School District seeks to hire a full-time transportation mechanic. Duties: Routine maintenance and repair of bus fleet and district-owned vehicles. Experience a prerequisite. CDL license required but will train to obtain. Ability to transport students desired.  Support for appropriate licensure provided. 10 month contract.

Applications available at the Superintendent’s Office.  Cover letter and resume can be mailed to: 
Melissa Peterson, Transportation Director
204 S. Hun
Colchester, IL  62326.

Email for More Information:  

West Prairie CUSD 103 is an equal opportunity employer M/F.

UPS Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/13/17)
UPS is hiring for the following positions:

  • Package Handler
  • Driver Helper
  • Seasonal Personal Vehicle Package Driver

Apply online at

Bartender and Server - Monmouth, IL (11/13/17)
VFW in Monmouth is looking for a reliable person to tend bar 20 to 25 hours per week secure Environment. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Server customers light cleaning

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bartender experience preferred but not Required

Apply in person at VFW Post 2301, 830 N G St., Monmouth.

Customer Service Representative - Galesburg, IL (11/13/17)
Midwest Title Loans seeks to hire a customer service representative. Full Time Positions: Monday – Friday 10am-6pm and rotating Saturdays 9am-2pm. Closed Sundays!


  • Health benefits
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacations
  • Paid time off
  • Paid on-site training
  • Competitive Salaries


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to work full time
  • A high school degree or equivalent
  • Basic computer and data entry experience
  • Minimum 2 years customer service experience
  • Collections experience preferred
  • Criminal background check
  • Consumer credit check
  • Drug screen

You can drop off your resume at our local office located at 1640 North Henderson St. Galesburg, IL 61401. Note: Resumes must include employment history, employment dates, description of each position, and educational background. A cover letter is preferred.

Uncle Billy's Bakery - Galesburg, IL (11/6/17)
Uncle Billy's Bakery seeks to hire for the following positions:

  • Bakery Clerk
  • Baker

Apply in person at 83 S. Seminary St., Galesburg.

Store Counter Sales - Galesburg and Monmouth, IL (10/23/17)
O'Reilly Auto Parts is hiring a store counter sales person for their Monmouth and Galesburg stores. 

Our Store Counter Sales team members are knowledgeable and energetic with a passion for automotive parts. They believe in taking care of the customer, as well as the power of teamwork. Our Store Counter Sales team members deliver excellent customer service and ensure a positive customer experience. They also support management in the accomplishment of assigned tasks, including maintaining inventory control and store appearance.


  • Take pride in delivering excellent customer service
  • Available to work flexible work schedule
  • Thrive in a busy, fast-paced retail environment
  • Knowledge of cataloging and/or inventory management systems a plus
  • Automotive parts, equipment or systems knowledge
  • ASE certification preferred
Apply online at Click Careers (bottom of page.)

Customer Service Representative - Galesburg, IL (10/11/17)
Family Video seeks to hire a customer service representative. Our Customer Service Representatives are there to greet all of our customers with a smile and assist in making their experience at Family Video fun and easy! The Customer Service Representative needs to be comfortable making decisions as each employee is expected to make good decisions that will leave our customers feeling WOWED!


  • Friendly
  • Outgoing
  • Fun
  • Customer service oriented
  • Opportunity
  • Hourly plus commission
  • Advancement


  • Flexible with hours
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to alphabetize
  • Basic math skills
  • Job Type: Part-time

Apply online at Click on Careers. 



Restaurant/Food Service

Buffalo Wild Wings Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/13/17)
Hiring for the following positions: 

  • Server
  • Bartender
  • Host/Hostess
  • Cashier
  • Cooks
  • Busser
  • Dishwasher
  • Manager

Apply online at

Steak and Shake Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/6/17)
Steak n Shake is hiring for the following positions:

  • Cashier
  • Third shift server
  • Food prep
  • Third shift cook
  • Line cook/dressing table
  • Server
  • Drive thru operator
  • Grill cook

Apply online at:

Uncle Billy's Bakery - Galesburg, IL (11/6/17)
Uncle Billy's Bakery seeks to hire for the following positions:

  • Bakery Clerk
  • Baker

Apply in person at 83 S. Seminary St., Galesburg.

Pizza Hut Positions - Monmouth and Galesburg, IL (10/16/17)
Pizza Hut is following for the following positions and locations:

Monmouth, IL - Team Member, Server, Delivery Driver

Galesburg, IL - Server, Delivery Driver

Apply online at



 JCPenney Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/13/17)
JCPenney seeks applicants for the following positions:

  • Salon Receptionist
  • Merchandise Associate
  • Operations Associate
  • Hair Stylist
  • Sales Associate
  • Temporary Sales Associate
  • Temporary Ops Associate

For detailed job descriptions and to apply for a position, visit

Retail Store Sales Associate - Galesburg, IL (11/13/17)
Blick Art Materials seeks to hire a retail store sales associate. The Retail Store Sales Associate is a representative of our company to the public and is therefore expected to handle all customer contacts in a friendly, courteous and professional manner. The associate is responsible for driving revenue by providing our customers with outstanding customer service, helpful product knowledge, building individual customer relationships and presenting a clean, safe and well- maintained store environment.


  • High School Graduate or equivalent. College preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Available to work day/evening shifts, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Prolonged walking, standing and climbing ladders.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.

Apply online at

Lowes Positions -  Galesburg, IL (11/13/17)
Lowes is hiring for the following positions:

  • Facility Service Associate
  • Installed Sales Product Associate
  • Weekend Sales Associate
  • Sales Coordinator Interior
  • Customer Service Associate II

Apply online at or visit the store and apply at the kiosk.

Target - Galesburg, IL (11/13/17)
Galesburg Target is hiring the following positions:

  • Seasonal team member
  • Apparel and accessories team member
  • Logistics team member, Flow 
  • Sales Floor Team Member

Apply online at (Click on More and then Careers located at bottom of page) or visit the store’s kiosk at: 1071 W Carl Sandburg Drive - Galesburg.

Full Time Store Team Member - Knoxville, IL (11/7/17) 
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores seeks to hire a store team member. ($9.50/hour)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Customer service, running register, stocking, cleaning, straightening

Qualifications and Skills

  • Great customer service skills, great communication skills, teamwork


  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance options
  • One week paid vacation after 6 months of employment
  • 401k option
  • 4 raises in first 2 years of employment
  • Bonus eligible
  • Wide range of options for promotions in a fast growing company
Apply online at Click on Careers.

Retail Sales Associates - Galesburg, IL (11/6/17)
Sally Beauty Supply is hiring retail sales associates. Apply at your local Sally Beauty Supply Store, 2779 Volunteer Drive
Galesburg, IL.

Customer Service Representative - Galesburg, IL (11/6/17)
Family Dollar is seeking to hire a customer service representative. Apply online at Click on Careers.

Kohls Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/6/17)
Kohls is hiring for the following positions:

  • Seasonal Retail Sales Associate
  • Early Morning Seasonal Freight Associate

Apply online at

County Market Positions - Monmouth, IL (10/30/17)
County Market is hiring for the following positions:

  • Grocery/Produce Stockers
  • Floral Clerk
  • Food Service Clerk
  • Front End Supervisor/Cashier

Apply in person at:
County Market
1120 N. 6th Street
Monmouth, IL

AT&T Wireless & Entertainment Consultant - Galesburg, IL (10/30/17)
Are you a people person? Do you love technology? You may have what it takes to join our team! Our Retail Sales Consultants build integrated solutions for our valued customers and meet/or exceed key sales objectives. They work with a full portfolio of awesome products including DIRECTV, internet, connected car and wearables to name just a few! You’ll use your knowledge and passion to deliver an effortless customer experience while pursuing challenging and rewarding goals! We are passionate about innovation, we love our employees and we love connecting our customers to their world.

Sharing your knowledge with our growing customer base comes with many rewards. Start with a paycheck: Our current full-time Retail Sales Consultants start at $10 per hour plus uncapped commissions. The average Retail Sales Consult earns $15.38 per hour or $32,000 in total compensation in the first year when successfully meeting or exceeding sales goals.  Our top sellers earn an average of $21.63 per hour or $45,000 per year.

For a detailed job description and to apply for the job, visit